Fair for international students

Welcome to Fair & Information Day – spring 2016 programme. This day consists of a mandatory information session, several optional presentations, and a fair. Swedish fika is served in the break between the end of the fair and the start of the practical information session.

Date : 19 January (Tuesday), 4pm-7:30pm.
Location : Conference Centre Wallenberg, Medicinaregatan 20 A
Nearest tram stop: Medicinaregatan
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Insurance & Health care
During your time in Sweden, it is important to make sure you have all the information you need in case of illness or injury, as well as property loss or damage. Come and get answers to your questions regarding health and safety.

Akademihälsan (the Student Health Centre)
The Student Health Centre is a complement to the public health care system for university students. During the presentation you will find out more about their services and how to get in touch with them.

Postal service and Swedish banks
University staff will talk about postal services and banking in Sweden and the requirements for opening a Swedish bank account. Please note that opening a bank account may only be possible if you will be staying for longer than one year.

Swedish language courses & Language support
The Unit for Academic Language talk about the Swedish courses and language support available to you during your studies at the University of Gothenburg.

Student Housing Services
Staff from the university’s Student Housing Services inform about housing rules, rent payment, recycling and much more.

Information about the GU card and the services provided by servicecenter.
Practical information session:
6:30 – 7:30pm

University Library
The University Library is a great place to study and do research. Let the staff introduce you to the rich collection of electronic and print resources available to you and show you how to use the University Library Catalogue and Database. This session will give you the necessary information to make the most of the many services offered by the University Library.
Session 1: 4:05 – 4:30pm
Session 2: 5:00 – 5:25pm

Travel information
Learn more about travelling in Sweden and to the neighbouring Nordic countries. This presentation will cover travel by rail, ferry, long distance coaches and more, and will also highlight some popular destinations that you may want to visit during your stay in Sweden.
Session 1: 4:40 – 4:55pm
Session 2: 5:45 – 6:00pm

The Fair
Meet university staff, student unions as well as other exhibitors who will answer your questions and help you become familiar with the University and Gothenburg. Swedish fika is served at the end.
Student fair: 4:00 – 6:00pm
Swedish fika: 6:00 – 6:30pm

Meet the Student Buddies
New for this year is the opportunity to meet the student buddies in a separate room, and to ask about their activities and student life in Gothenburg.
Meet the Student Buddies:
4:00 – 6:00pm